Friday, December 31, 2010

So I've trimmed the list...

I took "I Know That I Can't" off. It was always kind of on there tentatively, since it's one of my older songs and it's really not all that great. The best thing it has going for it is a little lift to a D augmented chord in the hook of the song (much like what Eddie Money did on "Baby Hold On"), and that's just not enough to get past the crap lyrics I wrote. I was in a phase of writing about guys who aren't good enough (which apparently comes and goes in my writing), and this was one of my lesser attempts at telling that guy's story.

I'm actually hoping to write a few that can replace the older ones, but since my writing has been crippled by my "creative bladder's swollen prostate" (hoping it's not cancer), it's just a trickle these days if at all.

I'm hoping to get 15 songs on the final album (up from the 13 I originally picked), and there are 17 or 18 in contention now, so here we go!

Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Album Preliminary Track List

Some demos are present on the site, but many are not. There will be sonic experimentation with some tracks - layering sound and heavy production - while others will remain fairly spare. Anything that serves the song best.


Anyway, here's the list of titles (subject to change...):
A Smile
Better Than I Used To Be
On My Birthday
Even If I Don't See You Again
I Know That I Can't
I Want You
I'll Be Fine
Jellybox (Song For You)
Miserable Bastard
My Old Man
Only Just The Start
Send Me Far Away
She's Got It All
The Path Of Eternity
To Be Free
We Really Just Don't Care
Why Didn't You Show?
Without You With Me Tonight

No gigs recently. I'm missing the band camaraderie and general silliness. And the money.

I went to an open mic night tonight and met a local singer/songwriter named Julie Nolen. She was nice. I'll be back out there soon to play some of these songs for people. Now to compile and rehearse these little song bitches so I can determine what I need to do to get them effectively recorded!

Happy New Year to all!